Dairy farmers portrayed unfairly

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Phil Cantwell comes from a sheep and beef farming background but made ...

OPINION: I won't be the only one who has noticed the put downs, insults and the unjust tactics we witness on TV screens every day.

Beef and lamb help iron stores

Beef steak is a recommended source of iron.

World Iron Awareness Week is getting a big push from Beef + Lamb NZ marketing supremo Rod Slater.

Rural recycling on the rise

Rural ground spray contractor Rick Coplestone has joined the AgRecovery programme, helping farmers recycle plastic ...

Farmers are taking advantage of a free agri-chemical recycling scheme.

Farmers 'willing' to improve

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Cows come close to eat the grass on a dark overcast day in ...

New waste management system was expensive at first, but it has realised many benefits, says farmer.

WorkSafe: helping farmers

WorkSafe's Safer Farms programme has always been and continues to be a long-term behaviour change campaign, says Al McCone.

OPINON Many farmers accept a WorkSafe inspector's job is to help them recognise and manage risks.

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opinion

Any luck with the water, mate?

The days of fly-fishing with nary a thought for the future health of our waterways has caught up with us.

OPINION: We didn't know how lucky we were. Now we can't swim in our rivers, let alone drink from them.

Those who pen abuse behind an alias

Doug Edmeades muses on the difficulties of communicating science through a blog.

Worksafe: Preventing harm is not hard

Beef and lamb help correct iron deficiency

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

SFF's Paeroa plant to close under proposal

Silver Fern Farms' proposal to consolidate its Waitoa and Paeroa bobby calf processing facilities would result in the ...

No jobs to be lost in proposed plant closure as Silver Fern Farms looks to consolidate its Paeroa and Waitoa plants.

Dairy farmers portrayed unfairly

OPINION: I won't be the only one who has noticed the put downs, insults and the unjust tactics we witness on TV screens every day.

Angler and freshwater advocate, Dave Witherow, says the decline in freshwater  quality mirrors the rise in intensive ...

NZ's clean green fallacy

 It's not exclusively dairy farming - but the industry is a major part of why our waterways are so dirty, says Dave Witherow.

advice

The lowdown on drones

A drone is just a vehicle that might carry some useful technology.

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

Farmers should bite the bullet, get consented

Farmers must see consented farming in a positive light, says arable farmer Dave Birkett.

Hank Lina: Breeding worth tends to be the currency for dairy breeding in this country but it's not the only way to judge ...

World Wide Sires sales booming

Sales for importer of US dairy genetics World Wide Sires New Zealand (WWSNZ) are booming and interest in genetic options increases.

aquaculture

Blue mussel throwaways to become food, fertiliser

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to ...

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Are salmon farms really popular?

Sounds resident claims thousands of people are against the farm relocation plan, but they made joint submissions.

King shag live in rocky colonies in the outer Marlborough Sounds, but fly into the inner Sounds to feed.

Shag enters salmon wrangle

Fears for king shag food source if salmon farm plan goes ahead.

beef

SFF's Paeroa plant to close under proposal

Silver Fern Farms' proposal to consolidate its Waitoa and Paeroa bobby calf processing facilities would result in the ...

No jobs to be lost in proposed plant closure as Silver Fern Farms looks to consolidate its Paeroa and Waitoa plants.

Good genes tops good looks for bulls

Choosing a bull is It is more about their genes than their good looks.

Beef steak is a recommended source of iron.

Beef and lamb help correct iron deficiency

World Iron Awareness Week is getting a big push from Beef + Lamb NZ marketing supremo Rod Slater.

Sheep

SFF's Paeroa plant to close under proposal

Silver Fern Farms' proposal to consolidate its Waitoa and Paeroa bobby calf processing facilities would result in the ...

No jobs to be lost in proposed plant closure as Silver Fern Farms looks to consolidate its Paeroa and Waitoa plants.

A farming example for others to follow

Charlie and Helen Lea are about 8-10 years ahead of where most drystock farmers are in preparing for the Healthy Rivers Plan Change.

An angus bull at this year's evaluation unit. Forbes and Angus Cameron have  a bull at the unit.

Good genes tops good looks for bulls

Choosing a bull is It is more about their genes than their good looks.

cropping

Timaru ploughman off to Germany

Bob Mehrtens, winner of the reversible competition at the NZ Ploughing contest at Kirwee, Canterbury

Ploughing stalwart Bob Mehrtens from Timaru will represent New Zealand at the world ploughing contest

Vege prices rocket after floods

Storms wipe out green vegetable crops, causing shortages across the country.

Lake Opuha is 100 per cent per cent full, after a period when inflows were higher than outflows.

Water users face new regime with trepidation

Ecan is reviewing minimum flow and potential water allocation restrictions in the Fairlie Basin. This is making some water users nervous.

agribusiness

SFF's Paeroa plant to close under proposal

Silver Fern Farms' proposal to consolidate its Waitoa and Paeroa bobby calf processing facilities would result in the ...

No jobs to be lost in proposed plant closure as Silver Fern Farms looks to consolidate its Paeroa and Waitoa plants.

Timaru ploughman off to Germany

Ploughing stalwart Bob Mehrtens from Timaru will represent New Zealand at the world ploughing contest

Charlie and Helen Lea's hereford stud cattle enjoy the shade provided by the numerous trees planted on their farm.

A farming example for others to follow

Charlie and Helen Lea are about 8-10 years ahead of where most drystock farmers are in preparing for the Healthy Rivers Plan Change.

Discovery

Keeping the cows in good nick

Sarah Dirks ??? DairyNZ Developer in Animal Productivity team

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

School 'failure' to top scientist 

A Tongan scientist who struggled at school is now at the cutting edge of his field.

Hannah McKerchar studies the changes in the treatment of milk proteins.

From law books to test tubes

A former commercial lawyer has found more excitement in the laboratory, she tells Jarrod Booker.

rural women

Manawatu dairy women talk about budgeting

Build your budget workshop. Dairy Women's Networks, Manawatu convenor Lisa Hicks (left) and workshop facilitator Jodie ...

Manawatu farmers, sharemilkers and contract milkers learn why it is important to do the year ahead's budget.

Walking with classroom carers for equality

OPINION: Education support workers should be paid at least as much as prison guards. They don't have pepper spray to defend themselves.

Proud to be part of Rural Women are Carol Wyllie, Roger and Aynsley Langford, Minty Henderson, Joyce and Jock Wyllie at ...

Proud to be rural women

Rural Women promote strong, vibrant and healthy communities today.

Video

More hospo casualties in city

High rents, road works, more competition and lack of patrons add up to heap of financial trouble for some Christchurch hospitality outlets.

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